Clarkson Evans go from strength to strength with support from Sherbornes

Clarkson Evans go from strength to strength with support from Sherbornes

Gloucestershire success story Clarkson Evans continue to grow and have cemented their position as the UK’s leading electrical contractor for new houses, wiring over 24,000 homes in 2021. Crowned as Contractor of the Year in the last Housebuilder Awards before COVID, the firm turned over an impressive £65 million in its last financial year. They are a great example of a fast-growing organisation that has been supported by Sherbornes Solicitors, as the business has developed.

Based at Meteor Business Park, Staverton, Clarkson Evans have over 850 staff and 21 branches around the country. The firm has humble origins, dating back to 1981 when Steve Evans, who is still Chairman today, founded SP Evans Electrical Contractors. Clarkson Evans were members of Sherbornes “Acturus” service when it was launched in September 2013. Acturus is Sherbornes’ unique, fixed price advisory employment law service for giving businesses all the benefits of an in-house legal team at a fraction of the cost.

Clarkson Evans have also used Sherbornes for all their business law requirements over the last 6 to 7 years and in January this year when there was a Management Buyout of a controlling share of the business, Sherbornes were also instructed by the management team.

Lindsey Young, Chief Executive of Clarkson Evans commented:

“We generally have a strong focus on self-sufficiency and managing everything in-house, but from time to time we need the backing of external experts. Sherbornes is a great example of this and they have genuinely played an important role in our success. We have worked very closely with several members of the team and have always found them to offer great advice and a prompt service. You always feel that they are offering you advice that is 100% in the best interests of your business and we greatly value their no nonsense approach”.

Matt Lennon, a Solicitor in the Corporate Team at Sherbornes commented.

“We are delighted with the way in which our relationship with Clarkson Evans has developed over the years. We are very mindful of the trust our clients place in us and it has been fantastic to see Clarkson Evans grow into the success story that it is today. We very much look forward to continuing to work with them as they continue to grow their business even more in the future”.

Photo: Barbara Evripidou (First Avenue Photography) and the names of the people shown (L-R) are as follows: Chris Pike, Production Director; Lindsey Young, Chief Executive Officer; Doug Sparrow, Finance Director; Leigh Mason, Technical Director; Tim Bisp, Commercial Director.

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